NEWS

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES


Geriatric Psychopharmacology
ACME accredited learning module for health professionals about medications used for mental health problems among the elderly.

Ethnic Elders Care Updates
our free on-line monthly newsletter.

Stanford Geriatric Education Center
Provides training modules on ethnogeriatric education for faculty, researchers and health care providers.

NEWS ARCHIVES

Ethnicity and Dementia

Ethnicity and dementia along with other related mental disorders have had a significant impact on our elder community. For more information on the impact of specific ethnic groups in the United States,  please see the links below.

Dementia is a progressive brain disorder that causes  the loss of multiple intellectual functions (e.g. memory, judgment, language, planning) and produces severe impairment in social and occupational functioning.  Dementia may also be associated with depression, anxiety, behavior and personality changes. To learn more about dementia please visit the Dementia section of the website.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS

African American Elders ethnicity and demenitia

 

 

HISPANIC ELDERS

Hispanic Elders

 

 

 

ASIAN AMERICAN ELDERS

Asian American Elders

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS


Dementia In Chinese Americans
An update on culture, diagnosis and treatment issues among Chinese Americans with dementia.

Dementia In Japanese Americans
Discusses prevalence rates and cultural issues among Japanese Americans concerning dementia.

PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS


Practical Advice for Caregivers
Eight tips to help you become a more effective caregiver.

Memory Disorder Clinics
Concerned that your loved one is having memory problems? Visit our national listing of memory disorders clinics which offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.

SAFE RETURN
A program for identification and return of patients with dementia who wander.